National champions crowned in Coffs

Action from the mixed open grand final.

National champions were crowned during grand final day of the National Touch League in Coffs Harbour.

Regions from across Australia played off for national championships during the final day of the four-day event at the Ce.x Coffs International Stadium.

Hunter Western Hornets won the men’s open crown, while Sydney Mets won the women’s open.

Sydney Rebels won the mixed open title 8-6 in a State of Origin showdown with the South Queensland Sharks.

The South Queensland Sharks were the best club of the championships winning 5 of the 14 national titles on offer, while the Hunter Western Hornets were the next best winning 3.

The National Touch League replaced the Australian National Championships (which featured state teams) as the pinnacle event on the touch football calendar in 1997.

National Touch League – Grand finals.

Men’s open: Hunter Western Hornets 11 def. North Queensland Tropical Cyclones 2

Women’s open: Sydney Mets 4 def. Sydney Scorpions 3

Mixed open: Sydney Rebels 8 def. South Queensland Sharks 6

Men’s 30s: South Queensland Sharks 9 def. Sydney Scorpions 8

Women’s 30s: Brisbane City Cobras 3 def. Sydney Scorpions 0

Senior mixed: Hunter Western Hornets 7 def. Sydney Rebels 6

Men’s 40s: South Queensland Sharks 8 def. Sydney Scorpions 7

Women’s 40s: Hunter Western Hornets 4 def. South Queensland Sharks 3

Men’s 45s: South Queensland Sharks 3 def. Sydney Scorpions 2

Women’s 45s: Sydney Scorpions 3 def. Brisbane City Cobras 1

Men’s 50s: South Queensland Sharks 8 def. North Queensland Tropical Cyclones 5

Men’s 55’s: South Queensland Sharks 4 def. Sydney Scorpions 2

Men’s 60’s Sydney Scorpions 3 def. North Queensland Tropical Cyclones 2

All abilities: Sydney Scorpions-Green 8 def. Brisbane City Cobras 0

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